Personal Effects

Personal Effects

Director: David Hollander Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher, Kathy Bates


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Ashton Kutcher stars as a broken man who sets off on a vengeance-filled search for his sister's murderer, only to fall into the arms of a gorgeous older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) who may share the same torment in this romantic drama from Insight Studios. TV veteran David Hollander directs from his own script.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2018
UPC: 0096009217440
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Echo Bridge
Time: 1:50:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Pfeiffer Actor
Ashton Kutcher Walter
Kathy Bates Gloria
Brian Markinson Actor
Anna Mae Routledge Actor
Spencer Hudson Actor

Technical Credits
David Hollander Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Christian Arnold-Beutel Executive Producer
Kim Arnott Executive Producer
Lori Jane Coleman Editor
Elliot Davis Cinematographer,Co-producer
Candice Elzinga Casting
Johan Johannsson Score Composer
Jóhann Jóhansson Score Composer
Lindsay MacAdam Executive Producer
Tim McGrath Executive Producer
Gil Netter Producer
Renee Read Production Designer
Judy Ruskin-Howell Costumes/Costume Designer
Kirk Shaw Producer

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Personal Effects 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
PERSONAL EFFECTS is a solid little film written by director David Hollander and the fine novelist Rick Moody. The premise is a study of how the traumatic deaths of people affect those left behind. The story is well told, allows the audience to explore the group therapy approach offered to families of violently killed people - the various means of responding to loss, the differing reactions from those who cannot let go of the hate they have for losing a loved one, and introduces an interesting concept of having one of the characters who narrates the film be a deaf mute young man! Gloria (Kathy Bates) is the mother of twins - the girl was been brutalized and murdered and the boy Andrew (Ashton Kuchter) has left his career as a wrestler to return to the scene of the crime to mourn his sister and to demand the perpetrator be convicted and imprisoned: his career has been put on hold and he ekes out a living dressed as a chicken for a fast food chicken restaurant. During the ongoing twin's trial, Andrew meets Linda (Michelle Pfeiffer) whose alcoholic husband has been killed and she is left to support her teenage deaf mute son Clay (Spencer Hudson). Through series of grieving meetings and periods of isolation on the part of each of the characters, each finds ways to support the other and a love affair develops between the older Linda and the younger Andrew as he agrees to accompany her to her various weddings for which she serves a planner. How these characters comes to grips with resolution of their losses is well tied together by film's end. This is not a great movie, but the performances by the leads are quite fine. This is a movie with a message, one that delves into territory with which many are not familiar, and for that reason alone it is well worth watching. Grady Harp